Awesome Austin, Bookish, Worthy

Worthy of the Week

Worthy of the Week If you’re in Austin, I have some very exciting news. Tickets are now on sale for Bloggy School! The inaugural class, Blogging 360, will be a two-hour workshop covering all things blogging led by myself and Kristin Sheppard on November 18th at Center61. Join us! Tell your friends! We love nothing more than to gab about…

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Dinner with PlateJoy

I enjoyed a week’s worth of food courtesy of PlateJoy. Affiliate links are used below — sign up for PlateJoy and we each get a $20 credit! All opinions are my own. I am not one to perpetuate busy (we’re all busy, we just have different priorities), but the past few weeks have been non-stop. To the point where I…

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Austin DogVenture

This post is sponsored by the lovely people at DogVacay. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this blog possible. Weekdays are busy, making it hard to spend quality time with Ollie beyond a quick spin around the neighborhood and a game of tug, but come the weekend we head out for an Austin dogventure! We like to hit…

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Austin Staycation: Lakeway Resort and Spa

I was invited to be a guest at Lakeway Resort and Spa. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this blog possible! I have a confession to make. I’ve lived in Austin for over four years and I’ve never seen Lake Travis. I realize how ridiculous this sounds. I mean, it’s a lake. In…

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Finn and Porter

When I was invited to a tasting at Finn and Porter I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Three hours. Twelve courses. No leftovers. Chef Peter Maffei has created a summer pre-fixe menu, which is a reasonable $39 per person and only available for a few more weeks, that is both refreshing and decadent. Grilled Gulf Oysters with…

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Snarf’s Sandwiches

This is a post by blog intern, Samantha. We were invited to lunch at Snarf’s Sandwiches. All opinions are her own with a great big “ditto” from me. There’s a new sandwich shop in town, and it has serious bread game. Snarf’s Sandwiches located near UT’s campus at Medical Arts and Dean Keeton and if our visit was any indication,…

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GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up July 21-27, 2014

This is a post by blog intern, Samantha. She was invited to attend the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up kick-off party. All opinions are her own. We were invited to attend GO TEXAN’s Restaurant Round-Up kick-off party last week at the Bullock State History Museum to sample some Texas-grown eats and drinks from various Austin-area companies. This year marks the 15th…

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Snow Monster

My good friend Kristin introduced me to my new obsession over the weekend. Snow Monster. In an unassuming little strip mall on the north side of Austin, you’ll find Taiwanese shaved ice topped with flavored syrups and served with a side of fruit and panna cotta.   Big blocks of flavored ice are are quickly transformed into ribbons of this…

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Worthy of the Week

Worthy of the Week Thai Fresh is my current Austin restaurant obsession. Good food, good iced coffee, good wifi. I should have thought of this when I was stuck in the Fort Lauderdale airport for six hours. Eye Candy Lawn Service. Truly only something you’ll find in Austin. 10 important PSAs for dogs. So, Ringly is an amazing idea and…

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Tiny Succulents in Tiny Baskets

I know succulents have become a bit cliché since they’ve overtaken Pinterest, but I’ve always loved them. I didn’t know what they were called at the time, but my grandma had hen and chicks growing on the rocks and bricks that lined her garden and I was fascinated by them. Little clusters of spiky plants growing with no soil! How do…

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